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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Melinda and Melinda
½

Typical Woody Allen RomCom thing, where Will Ferrell actually has a slightly less crazy character, but still meets up with another member of the Frat Pack, Steve Carrell. Well well well.

Carry On Doctor

Go watch Carry On Up The Khyber. Much funnier.

The Dark Knight
½

Amazing, surpasses its prequel Batman Begins. heath Ledger's penultimate performance is phenominal.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

A movie that touches your heart - and robots falling in love. Very cute. Also many problems we face today, such as obesity (lol) and destroying the planet with non-biodegradeable goods. Many references to great sci-fi movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey (Otto's eye; blue danube etc), Alien (tagline: In Space No One Can Hear You Clean; Sigourney Weaver etc), Star Wars (hyperspace) and Galaxy Quest (ship design) Maybe not as great qas previous works like Toy Story, but surprise surprise... Pixar have done it again.

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
½

Finally came out a few months ago and got it for £4.99 off eBay :D Anyway, just about as funny as the Python's best work. The Olympics sketch, Four Yorkshiremen, Albatross, Bruce's Philosophy Song and Philosopher Football are the ones that stick in my mind best, but all are brilliant.

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)
½

Finally out and what brilliance! No way near any sort of let down, I found myself singing to all the songs as ABBA is one of my favourite bands and I know all the words to the main songs. Meryl Streep is still going after 30 years and boy does she have a pair of lungs on her! Maybe the rest of the singing from the men is not quite the same, but the girls really go for it, sometimes embarassing. Like the stage show, it is very funny, witty, sexual and enjoyable, leaving tunes such as 'Honey Honey' 'Mamma Mia' 'Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) and 'Dancing Queen' playing over in your head for a long time after. The end is a touching tribute to the show it is based on.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
½

Not as good as the original, and the performances are more wooden. Too many fights and not enough story, but there is a kiss...

Nuns on the Run

Not as funny as I would expect from those involved. Surprisingly Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane are a bit wooden in their performances, unlike many others of their work, and Camille Coduri is far better in Doctor Who.

Wanted
Wanted(2008)

Bloody violent (literally) but bloody good! An interesting and original thought, bullet bending and healing baths, if incredibly unlikely.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Finally! Indy 4 is out! Not quite up to the standards of the Last Crusade in my books, but it has the same high levels of humour, which is what I like. Less creepy crawlies than Raiders and Temple of Doom, but those disliking ants may want to avoid... INDY GOES SCI-FI!! I swear the ending has a bit of Close Encounters combined with Alien about it - the crystal skulls are about the same shape as a xenomorph, but when fleshed out I swear they are the similar to the aliens from Close Encounters. *spoiler* HUGE twist for those unawares about Indy's family. Indy 5 in the works? I should think so...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
½

Hilariously funny, yeah, embarassing, yeah, chick flick, yeah. Taste? Umm, no.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

Very masculine movie - lots of actions, fights and guns. But it is quite funny and the special effects are just about second to none, except perhaps Transformers. And some others...

An Inconvenient Truth

Another of my deleted ratings. Pretty scary stuff, if you believe it. As much as a publicity stunt for Al Gore as it is for global warming though.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur(2000)

Saw this atthe cinema. Guess how much I remember. None. Really enjoyed it. NOT.

A Knight's Tale

OK I RATED THIS AGES AGO AND IT WAS DELETED. Anyway, this stands as a tribute to the late Heath Ledger, and for me it will be the film I remember him for (didn't like Brokeback Mountain). As usual, he, and his supporting cast, including The Full Monty's brilliant Mark Addy and near-British-legend Paul Bettany, are brilliant, just like the film and its wonderful sense of humour. A very funny film.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Only seen about half an hour, but it's very good.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan(2003)

Prefer the Disney version and, naturally, Finding Neverland (even though it's not really the same story) The rental video was WAY past its best and the constant colour-changing picture and fluctuating sound was just annoying. Fancy that, Lucius Malfoy at a fancy dress party in Neverland as Captain Hook.

The Magnificent Seven
½

I has wanted to see this for a long time, but was a bit disappointed and found myself getting a bit bored. I prefer westerns like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Hud, rather than this. But you can't really be a film buff without seeing it, so I had to, and I'm glad I did. But that theme tune is just instantly recognisable (even though I get it mixed with that from The Big Country) and so beautifully written.

Time Bandits
Time Bandits(1981)
½

Yeah, this is almost a Monty Python reunion, but it's just not as funny as the original Python movies. Worth a watch, but no comedic masterpiece.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Must be at least 5 years since I last saw this, and I did not appreciate how good it was. Easily, in my opinion, the best of the lot, far less creepy crawlies and very funny, good casting of ex-Bond Sean Connery too, with reference to his most famous character. A brilliant film, that was the end of the franchise for nearly 20 years, but BRING ON KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL!!!!!!

The Hunt for Red October
½

Good performances in a rather average, if interesting film.

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal(2001)
½

Average RomCom. Shame the fat girl was actually a really skinny girl in a fat suit. But is was a brilliant Gwyneth Paltrow, so all is forgiven.

George of the Jungle

Ages since I saw this. Funny, but definately not essential viewing.

Never Say Never Again
½

Many think it is part of the James Bond series, but it is actually a spoof, and better than some of the actual Bonds.

Ella Enchanted
½

Sweet live-action fairytale.

Hook
Hook(1991)

Can't remember much of this because I watched it in junior school, years ago.

The Italian Job
½

Actually not as bad as I expected it to be. A huge fan of the original, this by no means lives up to it's predecessor, but it is fun to watch and a modern re-imagining of Michael Caine's 1969 breakthrough hit of the same name.

Bride and Prejudice
½

OK Bollywood take on Jane Austen's classic novel. And Sayid from Lost (Naveen Andrews) is in it!

The Phantom of the Opera

Saw this at the cinema and hated it. The music is lovely as usual for Lloyd Webber, but the ropes for hanging scared me and I didn't like it.

The Polar Express
½

Good animation, even if it doesn't look that lifelike. But other than the expected potholes, it's a nice children's movie.

Election
Election(1999)
½

Not quite sure where this movie was going some of the time.

The Parent Trap
½

Sweet, though Lohan's British accent is stereotypical at best, we do not all sound that posh.

Catch Me If You Can
½

Not one of Hanks's best but, naturally, he is good.

About a Boy
About a Boy(2002)

Touching chick-flick. The only type of movie Hugh Grant's really in nowadays.

Shakespeare in Love

OK, my review was deleted. Once again, I LOVE THIS FILM. It's everything you could ever want in a period piece. Perfect moviemaking. It deserved its seven Oscars, especially Gwyneth Paltrow's and, naturally, Judi Dench's, even though she has such little screen time. Still find it hard to believe it's her only Academy Award to date.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Overrated I think. Tim Burton has made some great movies - Sweeney Todd, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - but he's also made some trash, like Big Fish, Corpse Bride and, in my opinion, this. I found it really boring and it seemed to last forever even though it's less than 1hr20. Good effort at stop-motion animation in the days before Wallace and Gromit made it big time though, but they'll always be my plasticine heroes.

Antz
Antz(1998)

Saw this years ago and seen it several times since - never did it for me. I'm more of a Bug's Life person and don't see what all the fuss is about Antz.

Aladdin
Aladdin(2002)
½

MY REVIEW WAS DELETED! Not one of the greatest Disney films. That prize would go to Mulan, Snow White or The Lion King.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Classic. Longer than I expected, but that finale is a corker and worth waiting for.

Saturday Night Fever

Grease for adults - more sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, language, violence and Travolta. How they cut it to PG I won't understand (seen the 18-rated version) as it is an adult movie with very adult themes.

The Godfather

Stunning performances and brilliantly made show that you don't get the #1 spot on IMDb.com's top 250 movies ever made and towards the top half of every 'best movies ever' for nothing. That horse-head-in-bed scene is pretty shocking, whether you're predicting it or not.

The Godfather, Part II
½

Not quite as good as the original, and also a bit overlong in my opinion.

27 Dresses
27 Dresses(2008)
½

Predictable and stereotypical RomCom that is romantic and funny, but is definately not the greatest chick flick ever made. Proves that Katharine Heigl has a bright future in Hollywood.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

A bit of a let down really, but young children will enjoy it.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Very good, if sad, sci-fi spectacle.

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
½

Superb special effects, there's no doubt about it, but not really my kind of film. Too much like Eragon, but better.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Just as entertaining as the original.

Vantage Point

Utter sh!te, the whole cinema was full of people my age, complaining every time the screen went black and counted up to 12.00. Don't blame them either. Really, really boring.

Jumper
Jumper(2008)
½

Anakin gets his stripes and the powers he so sought after - not Jedi powers, but teleportation. Didn't help my desperate hopes to one day go to Rome to see the Colosseum though.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Definately second behind the original. A very good, and I suppose, funny film. Willis and Jackson are brilliant as per usual.

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)
½

The most violent of the four, went to St Petersberg not long after and the icicles I saw truly traumatised me. I seem to have developed a fear of them now lol.

The Last of the Mohicans
½

The love story between Day-Lweis and Stowe's characters is really sweet, but I didn't feel there was really much else to this quite violent film.

There Will Be Blood
½

I'm one of those who really wanted Johnny Depp to win the Best Actor Oscar for his mad turn as Sweeney Todd, but after seeing this modern masterpiece, it is clear why the winner was Daniel Day-Lewis. With a title like this, I was almost put off, but surprisingly there is very little of the red stuff in this film. More of the black stuff we know as oil, the stuff that slowly drives Daniel Plainview into a descent of madness and greed.

Austin Powers in Goldmember
½

This is seriously the best Powers. From all the cameos to the slapstick humour, this is the only one that had me laughing out loud many times.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Slightly funnier than the original, but more of the same sex-orientated stuff.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
½

May be the first, but not the best of the Bond spoof franchise.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

Very rude and sexual, but nothing not expected from those behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Superbad.

Be Kind Rewind
½

Funny in places, especially the Ghostbusters spoofing cos I love that movie. Quite original and unique, not hilarious but worth a watch.

Tomorrow Never Dies

One of the funnier and more slapstick Bonds, though not a huge hit with critics, wins me over. That car chase in the BMW is hilarious. I want one!

GoldenEye
GoldenEye(1995)
½

Brosnan's first turn as Bond, James Bond, but not his best.

Juno
Juno(2007)

A nice film that has a happy (I suppose) ending and is not too explicitly sexually active. Ellen Page certainly shuld have a good chance at the Oscars because her turn as the pregnant Juno is oitstanding and she makes the whole film. Superbad's Michael Cera as her 'boyfriend' is also a laugh. May not be copletely accurate (Juno develops no third nipple on her stomach) but it is enjoyable and worth a look. when asked if it's better than Sweeney Todd my answer is NO, but it is relatively suitable for a slightly younger audience than that. Very funny, too.

Licence To Kill
½

Bond, James Bond at his WORST.

The Living Daylights

Bond, James Bond getting really bad.

The Bourne Ultimatum

A good conclusion of the trilogy (if it is), this boasts some fight scenes that even the Matrix would be proud of. You have to have seen Identity and Supremacy though, otherwise it won't make sense.

The Abyss
The Abyss(1989)

What genre exactle is this? A sort of cross between Aliens and Titanic and, supposedly this therefore should be fantastic. Unfortunately it does not really make the cut. *spoilers* When a submarine sinks, an underwater crew are sent to investigate and determine the cause of the death of the submarine's crew. An adult fairytale with swearing, brief nudity and a sort of kind, aquatic xenomorph that saves the day. How lovely. And they all lived happily ever after. THE END.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
½

Brilliant sci-fi gem from the King (along with Ridley Scott) of sci-fi, Aliens' James Cameron.

Ghosts of the Abyss

Brilliant. Saw this in 3D 3 or 4 times and loved it, being a huge Titanic nut. Now I have it on DVD, it is great to watch it whenever. You get really involved *spoiler* and when the robot gets lost, you genuinely hope they get it back. Shame how their happiness of saving the mechanical member of their crew was crushed immediately after returning to the surface on September 11, 2001.

My Beautiful Laundrette

Not hard to see why Daniel Day-Lewis is such a well-loved British icon, seeing his gay (literally) performance in this, one of his earliest films. Good luck for him with the 2008 Best Actor Oscar for 'There Will Be Blood.'

Gallipoli
Gallipoli(1981)
½

Mel Gibson with an Australian accent. Doesn't seem to happen very often in movies any more. The end is really quite horrific and heartbreaking.

Superbad
Superbad(2007)
½

A cross between American Pie and the 40-Year Old Virgin - very rude - and about boys getting laid.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
½

Sci-fi classic from the Beard, Steven Spielberg. Will he ever make a bad film? Not as good as ET or Star Wars, but close.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Fantastic. Johnny Depp's turn as all-singing Sweeney Todd is a kind of less-comic-more-dark Jack Sparrow, but despite the brutal murders he performs, you can't help but feel for him and his losses. Though very brutal, bloody and violent, I really enjoyed this film. I am normally sqeamish, but I coped with this one OK, mainly because it was also surprisingly funny. It blends the boundaries of horror/comedy/musical very well. Tim Burton's best I think and easily one of, if not the, best film of 2007 (though I saw it in 2008 because it's only just been releasedin the UK), even over fellow musical Hairspray. It deserves some awards, definately, maybe even some Oscars for the acting. Definately on my DVD/blu-ray list. An 18 in the UK, I got in at 17 and would say it is suitable for anyone over 16. And, of course, not for those with a weak stomach.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)
½

Brilliant. Easy to see why it made such big stars of all those involved - especially Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, whose german accent may falter from time to time but he still makes the best and most unimaginably evil villains in all the films he plays them in. Gonna be hard for any actor to be beat him, especially in my eyes. An action classic.

Don't Look Now

The ending of this is pretty f*cking scary. I knew there was something strange about that 'girl'...

Herbie: Fully Loaded
½

The kid from Galaxy Quest!

The Wicker Man

Not many horror films are actually still as chilling nearly 35 years later. This one is. Though I didn't realise thre was quite so much singing and a*se-wiggling.

The Third Man
½

I never really got into this film. I know it's a classic but I found it a bit boring really.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady(1964)

First rating of 2008! Anyway, it's easy to see why Audrey Hepburn won the best actress Oscar in 1964 - her turn as flowergirl-to-lady is brilliant and makes the whole film shine. Even if she beat Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins.

A View to a Kill

The James Bonds are not all they're cracked up to be. The only good thing about this is the MUCH younger Christopher Walken.

Octopussy
Octopussy(1983)

What is the obsession with the word 'Pussy' in Bond films? Pussy Galore from Goldfinger, now Octopussy. Not brilliant, can't even remember much of it, that's how memorable it is.

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

OK. Weird. Prefer to watch the 'mahna mahna' sketch any day, no matter if it's annoyingly catchy. But it's nice to see all those beloved characters again. Kermit's my favourite. Miss Piggy is a bossyboots.

Addams Family Values

Really funny - always steered clear of these films when I was little, thinking they were horror films, but they're not. They're really wacky and brilliantly funny.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
½

Brilliant. Very effective the way they mixed live action with animation - and the cast are so good it looks like the toons are really there. Nice to see some of the most beloved cartoons all together - Dumbo, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and the penguins from Mary Poppins merrily waiting tables where Jessica 'I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way' Rabbit sings and drips sex appeal for everyone, toon or not. And she's married to a wabbit.

Mulholland Drive

A bit weird and confusing, what the hell was the last bit about? Not my kind of film.

Platoon
Platoon(1986)

Not as violent as I expected, but still not very nice as it's a Vietnam War movie. Johnny Depp had a surprisingly small part - these days he would be one of the leads!

The Great Escape
½

THAT theme... THAT jump. Brilliant. Tense, funny and a true story.

It's a Wonderful Life

Feel-good Christmas movie. Saw this ages ago but Flixster deleted my rating!

St. Trinian's
½

Really funny, better than I was expecting. Though the whole place was ut of control and the headmistress was hopeless and helping the students plan the robbery of the Girl with a Pearl Earring, it kind of made me want to go somewhere like that - it seemed sooo fun. I also liked the connections to other movies, of which there are alot of, and I have seen most of them! One of my classmates was an extra in the french class!

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

Not sure this is Ridley Scott's best look no further than Gladiator or Alien for his high-water mark and out of his films I've seen, Blade Runner is surprisingly the most violent. But it sure does look spectacular on blu-ray, more so considering how old it is.

The Santa Clause 2
½

Funny at times, but a bit weird too. Santa has to find a wife otherwise he will be de-Santified or whatever it's called. And who does he fall in love with? *spolier* His son Charlie's despised teacher.

Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France)

This sounded classic and interesting, but it took me so long to watch that it became a burden and I really didn't enjoy it. I know lots like it, but I've seen better Shakespeare films like Much Ado About Nothing which I would rather watch.

A Streetcar Named Desire
½

Brilliant. Surprising how non-stop arguments between in-laws can be so entertaining!

Gone With the Wind

Not quite as good as its Oscars competitor the Wizard of Oz, but does look dazzling in technicolor for that time. The cast are superb, as with most vintage movies, but I did get confused a few times with who was who and what was going on. I also didn't realise it's such a tragic story!

Brief Encounter

A bit boring in places, but most old films are and it's a classic after all. I did keep asking the screen why she kept meeting her lover, because it didn't make sense if she felt so bad, but otherwise there wouldn't be a story.

Shrek the Third
½

Wasn't a massive fan of the original film but this wasn't really up to the standards set by the prequels. There are a few one-liners and funny parts, but most of it is kind of tiring the franchise.

Dirty Dancing
½

Beautifully told story about love and friendship and... dancing.

Pan's Labyrinth
½

More brutal and violent than it seemed from all the features in magazines about it. Not to be watched if you don't like massive frogs spitting out their insides in a small claustrophobic tunnel, fauns, carniverous Pale Man (really bad manners, violent git) and many people being shot. One scene may put any squeamish girl off having babies. All of this and much more comes from the warped imagintion of Guillermo del Toro. And did I mention it's quite bloody with quite a bit of gore?

North by Northwest
½

My favourite so far of Alfred Hitchcock. That's him at the beginning, missing the bus. Poor him. The cast are great, the film interesting and enjoyable and that image of Cary Grant running from the biplane in a field is one of the most iconic posters ever made I think.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)
½

Like one of the classicest of all classic movies, it's not just the critics saying it, it is actually good. Would be an insult really to it to not give it a high rating.

Over the Hedge
½

Excellent animation. Pretty funny too.

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
½

Never really been a fan of Spongebob and checked this out cos people said it was funny. And it wasn't really. OK there are some funny bits, but they are sparse and short-lived. Watch Monty Python instead - comedic genius.

Twins
Twins(1988)
½

Weird but fun.

Sleepy Hollow
½

Very graphic, many people are decapitated on screen. The cast is good even if the film is a bit patchy. But I could never be scared by Christopher Walken after seeing Hairspray, I'm sorry.

Super Size Me

Generally disturbing and not for the sqeamish (the stomach operation is generally sickening). Morgan Spurlock eats as much McDonalds fast food in 30 days as is recommended by nutritionists to eat every 8 years. And the idea of adding nutrition information on back of trayliners and scrapping super size meals within eight weeks of the Sundance film festival premiere was just a coincidence for McDonalds. Spur of the moment thing, nothing to do with the documentary. AT ALL. You understand? Get a grip McDonalds you silly people and admit it had a HUGE influence. You'll soon be saying that your food is healthier than fruit and veg! As if...

Elf
Elf(2003)
½

Very funny and touching. The perfect feel-good Christmas movie for children and adults alike.

The Golden Compass
½

Big fan of the books, but, though it has reasonably good SFX and cast, it didn't quite do it for me. My friend and I waited until the end of the credits to see if they would 'finish' properly at the end, but no. And the ending of Northern Lights is a conclusion and very important to the series, so it shouldn't be included at the beginning of the movie of the Subtle Knife. If the film had finished like the book, it would have been better. Shame really that this film was so well publicised, because it let down alot of fans. For those who haven't read the books, it may be confusing, but pretty good, but those who have read the books will know what I mean in saying it wasn't anywhere near 100% faithful and a bit of a let-down. Bolvangar, however, is just about how I imagined it.

Live Free or Die Hard
½

Explosions, explosions and more explosions. And the kid from Galaxy Quest is in it.

Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs(2007)

Yeah, lots of people hate this film. I found it funny because I like slapstic. It may be utterly tasteless, but if you are a fan of slapstick and idiocy, this is a must see.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

This movie boasts some of the best special effects EVER. The film is very good in itself, but even if it wasn't, the SFX would more than make up for it. Visually stunning.

Napoleon Dynamite
½

Quite funny. Heder is better in Blades of Glory, because here he looks the part, but acts a little more gay than like a geek. But his dancing is quite admirable lol...

The Blair Witch Project

Pretty damn scary, made all the more freaky by the fact it is all handheld camerawork. Thank goodness it wasn't real...

Whale Rider
Whale Rider(2003)
½

An OK movie, to be quite honest I'm not sure why Keisha Castle-Hughes got an Oscar nomination, except for the scene where she broke down on stage. Rather like Why the Whales Came at the end, when it starts to get confusing. Is she alive? Isn't she?

This Is England
½

Absolutely brilliant. The casting couldn't have been better. The £5 Shane Meadows paid Thomas Turgoose to audition was the best spent fiver of his career. The kid shines in his debut role - even bettering some of the more veteran actors in some places. Turgoose is only the youngest of one of the best casts ever assembled for a motion picture. Shame that Turgoose's performance may have been altered by the fact that he'd just lost a father in the movie and a mother in real life, but it's nice to see the film has stopped him bunking school and is getting his life back on track. I bet he has a good career in showbiz ahead of him.

Working Girl
Working Girl(1988)
½

Mmm. An 80s RomCom. Boss goes away. Boss ends up in hospital. Meet a guy. Fall in love with guy. Sleep with guy. Boss comes back. Find out guy is boss's boyfriend. SCREWED!

300
300(2007)
½

Good film, not as good as Gladiator. Quite violent, stabbings, decapitations, arrows etc. but you can't have a movie about violent times without the carnage really, can you?

Stardust
Stardust(2007)
½

Funny, wacky and quite vicious for a PG! A sort of feel-good fairytale RomCom. And it's not everyday you see a great actor like Robert De Niro dancing around in drag!

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
½

Quite violent really for a 12A, with painful torture devices, but nothing really graphic. Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush are good. Nothing new there.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Really confusing but the 1968 special effects are amazing! Gets very freaky because Kubrick effectively uses no soundtrack during the space walking scenes, creating a sense of loneliness and hopelessness. Saw it the second time to tell myself it wasn't that scary after all. How wrong I was, it remains one of the only film I have thought of every single day since I saw it. That's almost five years. An influential classic that remains the most scary and horrifying film I've ever seen. And I've seen a fair few horror movies, none of which have scared me as much as this U-rated masterpiece, if at all because I don't scare easily. I must admit I wasn't generous to it before, giving it 2, 3 and 3.5 stars, but after my classmates naively walking out of the lesson we watched it in because of the lack of speech in the first half hour or so, I felt proud to have seen it and realised how much it means to me. But, first and foremost, it's a classic, and always will be, annoying ape and malfunctioning computer or not. And, HAL9000 must be one of the best and most terrifying characters in movie history. Bye Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees and Freddy Krueger, there's an older kid on the block. And he's a paranoid supercomputer and, as proved by Alien, in space no-one can hear you scream. Looks truly stunning in our blu-ray player, even though it's an old DVD.

Ocean's Thirteen
½

Ocean's 11 was good, Ocean's 12 was a bit cr*p and this was even worse. Just the same old stuff, the originality has entirely worn off.

The Seven Year Itch
½

Iconic, if just for Marilyn Monroe standing over an air vent, it's not as good as Some Like It Hot. Was Marilyn playing herself, or was it just a funny comment from Tom Ewell's character 'Wouldn't you like to know! Maybe it's Marilyn Monroe!' bringing the audience back to reality?

Star Trek - Nemesis

Never really been a Trekkie, I'm a Warsie (Star Wars) and this was my first Star Trek experience. Good special effects, but if you're looking for brilliant sci-fi films, see 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Alien or Aliens.

Schindler's List

Powerful, shocking, long and moving depiction of Nazi Germany. Shot almost entirely in black and white. But the girl in the red coat...

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

But was it all a dream?

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

It's good and silly, like all of MP's work, but the Holy Grail and Life of Brian still beat it! Must have seen it three times now, it is the most childish, pretty ridiculous (birth scene), has nice songs (Every Sperm is Sacred), totally disgusting and gross-out (Mr Creosote) and pretty random and funny (death).

Mrs. Doubtfire
½

Not as good as I thought it was going to be, but it's still a nice story.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

Funnier, sillier and more ridiculous than the original.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)

Good special effects, shame the film isn't really worth it.

The Fifth Element

Sci-fi and comedy, my two favourite genres in one - just the way I like it. Owes alot to Star Wars, from the first aliens masks and triangular mouthpiece to their deep voice, light speed, strange creatures and spaceship designs.

Ladies in Lavender
½

A bit of a boring story held up by British legends Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith who once again prove just why they are Oscar winners.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
½

Adequate adaptation of a really enjoyable twisty-turny play.

The Man with the Golden Gun
½

It was alright, lots of guns 'n' girls as with most James Bonds, but definately not the best or most exciting. I could have sworn Francisco Scaramanga was Christopher Lee. And it was. Funny that. Wouldn't refuse a house like his though.

Tommy
Tommy(1975)

Very, very strange. Basically everything is sung, except(basically) 'Tommy' 'Tommy can you hear me?' and 'welcome' so not one to watch if you don't like musicals. I do, but I'm not likely to be watching this again any time soon. Quadrophenia is better.

Carry On...Up the Khyber

Very funny, especially because everything goes wrong over such a small thing. This old soldier (the amazing Charles Hawtrey) wears something under his kilt, and that 'thing' is stolen by the notorious Belchers. Of course, this is a huge issue that could spell doom for his regiment (the terrifying-because-of-their-no-underpants-wearing-strategy Kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment) and even the British reputation if the Indian locals find out about the scandal.

A Beautiful Mind
½

Sweet and at times, heartbreaking account of a man with schizophrenia who manages to make a difference during his suffering and produce important scientific theories, all the while being humiliated when he sees people who aren't there.

Maid in Manhattan
½

Cheesy and predictable RomCom.

Independence Day

It's better when you watch it all the way through, not just some of the beginning in English because it does get exciting. Very long, but very enjoyable and quite funny at times *spoiler* 'I have gotta get myself one of these!!' shouts Will Smith as he and Jeff Goldblum hurtles out of Area 51 towards the mother ship in space in an alien spaceship.

Psycho
Psycho(1960)
½

The famous shower scene is tame for today's standards, this film must have been shocking in 1960 when horror and violence weren't as popular. Yeah I don't go with the critics and think it was one of the best movies ever made, though quite slow and boring at times, it was worth watching.

Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run(1999)
½

Superb film focusing on alternate endings to certain decisions when Lola(Franka Potente) gets a phone call from her boyfriend (Moritz Blibtreu) saying h has mislaid $100,000 and has to give it to the gang leader in 20 mins. Great stuff.

Being John Malkovich

Very weird, but I suppose quite original, not everyone finds a portal into another's mind. Especially not an actor.

Resident Evil: Extinction

The original was OK, really was hoping for an improvement on the cr*p Apocalypse, but what I got was way more viciously graphic and bloody, with one poor soul's death falling onto a metal slat on a miniature Eiffel Tower even getting the boys behind me expressing their discomfort. This time it went too far with the violence and didn't have a story to make it worthwhile. Quite a few jump scares too, though it didn't help I was right under a cinema speaker. Yeah, and the ending was great for the last' in a series. Not. Will we have to endure more pain for Resident Evil 4?

Alien3
Alien3(1992)

I know not many people like this, but I did. It was fun and funny at one point. Hammy SFX but hey, it was 1993. The weakest one, but I have watched it alot.

Blood Diamond
½

Yeah, it was OK, very graphic gunfights and shocking scenes of children trained for murder, but it's enjoyable enough. I found DiCaprio's accent a bit distracting as all the films I've seen him in, he's been an all American boy but I don't know enough South African people to know whether it's good or bad. Djimon Hounsou follows up his colossal performance in Gladiator with his colossal performance in Blood Diamond as the family man who fins the titular gem.

X-Men: The Last Stand
½

Not as good as the others, never been a huge fan of the X-Men movies, but I did enjoy the second one and this is just a little boring really.

Live and Let Die
½

Not the best of Bond, but I suppose the speedboat race scene is a classic.

Date Movie
Date Movie(2006)

Some bits were funny, especially mocking the toilet-using cat from Meet the Parents and the Michael-Jackson-whacking. Some films it mocked - Napoleon Dynamite, Kill Bill, Meet the Parents/Fockers, When Harry Met Sally, Wedding Crashers and probably more that I don't know or haven't thought of.

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes

GOD my player didn't record the end. What I saw says that it is no way as good as the original. I mean, who worships atomic bombs?

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
½

Pretty good chick flick RomCom kinda thing.

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)
½

Average chick flick.

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
½

Quite funny, but average and childish, like most of Ben Stiller's movies.

Bring It On
Bring It On(2000)
½

Saw this ages ago after being pressured with all the talks about it from my mates. A bit boring really.

This Is Spinal Tap

A mock documanteary or 'rockumentary' by the director of Stand By Me that is funny, sad and true-to life account of the rocky lives of once-successful, now-a-little-old bands.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

Fantastic film! So funny! Who could replace Rowan Atkinson as the title character? Loses its charm a bit the second time but seeing it first in the cinema was FANTASTIC

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Such a funny second movie from the faultless Pythons! My favourite film from the Pythons and one of my all-time favourites too. This is one DVD my dad and I have watched probably 10 times since we got it in about 2002 and it never loses its charm. Though Life of Brian is the most popular and famous movie, this is just as good.

Kinsey
Kinsey(2004)

UK:15. Never has the BBFC been so correct. I normally enjoy sex films because I prefer films with love rather than hate(violence and gore) but this just made me embarrased and questioning whether I should be watching it atall and what my parents would say if they found out. It's just disturbing. Good job the introduction on FilmFour said it's for adults only! Quite sick and in parts could be called a porn film.

Junior
Junior(1994)

Yeah, not many like, it, but it is good. And anyway, how often do you get to see Arnie 'The Terminator' Schwarzenegger pregnant?

Days of Thunder
½

The film that started it all...
Very much like Scott and Cruise's best film, Top Gun, from the opening sequence and music to Tom Cruise in (basically) a Top Gun on wheels.

Ocean's Twelve

Not really very interesting, took me several days to finally finish it. Not as good as Eleven. Though I do like the bit where Julia Roberts arrives... very unexpected!

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)

O-M-G. Pixar have done it again. May not be their best, but it's definately not their worst. The preceding short film is as hilarious as the feature! What's better is I got a free Bugs Life DVD with the tickets!

Bobby
Bobby(2006)
½

A bit confusing until the last 10 minutes when everything goes wrong and you ultimately get drawn in, this is where the good morals come in and you start to feel that you're there among the suffereing and the whole film seems less of a waste. Interesting how they never show Kennedy's face unless it's archive footage... guess the actor looked nothing like him.

If....
If....(1968)

'The thing I hate about you, Rowntree, is the way you give Coca-Cola to your scum, and your best teddy bear to Oxfam, and expect us to lick your frigid fingers for the rest of your frigid life.' Hated it when I first saw it, late 2005, early 2006 but watching it again was worthwhile because I'd heard of it and knew what it was about. Very random at times - why did that woman walk down the corridor naked?? - and funny, but revenge is sweet when you're at school and I suppose it's just as relevent today as it ever has been.

A Room With a View

The very posh accents crack me up and I wouldn't marry Cecil if my life depended on it but the film is a very good and enjoyable British period drama.

Atonement
Atonement(2007)

Haven't read the book, so have nothing really to compare it to. It's good, not a masterpiece in my opinion, more an 8 than a 10 but it is definately worth watching. Twisty ending or what!

The Player
The Player(1992)

If you love cameos and can't get enough of 'Friends' then this is for you. Filled with stars, some acting and some acting as themselves.

High School Musical 2

God, there are only so many times a kiss can be interrupted before it just gets boring.

X2: X-Men United

Enjoyed it more than the first.

Indecent Proposal
½

Watched and analysed the trailer for media studies so recorded it. I enjoyed it though not many seem to.

The Beach
The Beach(2000)
½

Liked the titular beach, but not what lay beneath...

Saw
Saw(2004)

Very creative and I suppose, quite original. Very like the Bone Collector, but the hostages have to solve the puzzles. Not as gory as everyone says.

Aliens
Aliens(1986)

'Get Away From Her You Bitch!!!!!' Even better than the original. Seen it loads of times now and still not tired of it. A classic.

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
½

Remember seeing this advertised but never got to see it. Quite funny and as I can't remember much of the original Rugrats movie, better.

Mouse Hunt
Mouse Hunt(1997)
½

That mouse is really smart. Strange to see Timon's voice coming out of a real-life human, not a cartoon meerkat...

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)
½

Tactless, offensive and childish, but funny.

Alien Resurrection

Enjoyable end to the saga, the least-scary of them all apart from the freaky 'human' alien with its 'innocent' childlike eyes; until it turns nasty and strikes someone in its way. Not as good as Alien or especially Aliens, but well worth a watch anyway. If just for the basketball scene and alien exploding underwater. Poof! So funny...

Withnail and I

Quite funny. Richard E. Grant is superb as Withnail in his movie debut.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Hilarious film - the highway scene almost made me cry with lughter and the final scene actually made me cry. Heartbreaking.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Kinda like Airplane! and a spoof so is quite funny at the beginning, but matures slightly towards the end.

Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly(2000)

A RomCom that is also enjoyable for men as there are many barely-dressed girls lol.

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

Actually surprisingly funny. And Wilson the Volleyball is soooo talented. He has his own IMDb page you know.

What Women Want

Chick flick that could also be enjoyed by members of the male species, packed full of innuendo and some very funny moments.

Big Daddy
Big Daddy(1999)
½

Didn't finish it, friend's dvd a bit confuzzled...

The Clearing
The Clearing(2004)

A bit boring I suppose, with a weird ending and kinda wasting the talented cast.

A Hard Day's Night

Must admit, the songs are better than the movie cos I did get a bit bored and distracted in the first hour and the boys are pretty talented actors. But there again, it is the Beatles after all!

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

Song and dance kids' movie.

Girl, Interrupted

Don't like Jolie much any more but she really does top the professional cast in her Oscar winning role.

The Madness of King George

Good period piece, with a solid cast.

The Magic Roundabout (Doogal)

Not really much substance, definately designed just for young children.

Sunshine
Sunshine(2007)

Basically a remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey with different cast, characters and goal. The science is cr*p and goes from being an interesting sci-fi movie to a stupid horror.

Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Brown(1997)

Stunning performances, stunning film. Just perfect.

Ocean's Eleven

Good, clever heist movie.

Flightplan
Flightplan(2005)
½

Tense action thriller that constantly twists and turns and is very cleverly done.

Marie Antoinette
½

Overlong romcom disguised as a period piece with modern music that does not suit the period settings or costumes and distracts from the film.

Planet of the Apes
½

The original classic that started it all. Three astronauts have been in space for 18 months - the equivalent of around 2000 earth years and land apon a seemingly strange, uninhabited planet, but not all is as it seems. The final frame is 100% unforgettable as you realise the planet is not as alien as first believed...

Dragonheart
Dragonheart(1996)

Saw an advert on my video of Twister around 1999 and have wanted to see it since and it didn't let me down! Exciting movie though the SFX and dragon are a bit dated but its so weird seeing Professor Lupin being downright EEEVIL!

Bean
Bean(1997)

Great, though totally embarassing but nobody can replace Rowan Atkinson as dippy Mr Bean!

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

No matter how far you search, it is almost impossible to figure out any kind of story other than attack after zombie attack.

The Messengers

Laughable horror film where, naturally, a family move into the creepiest looking house EVER, have severe paranormal experiences, rip off classic horror flicks like the Sixth Sense(children seeing spirits), The Birds(raven attack) and The Shining(axe through the door anyone?) and make off with a ridiculous ending that makes you go *spoiler* 'Huh? How come the boy can now talk cos that guy is dead!?' What the hell!

The Ipcress File
½

Got a bit confused and for once, Michael Caine seems a bit patchy compared to his performance in the wonderful 1969 version of he Italian Job.

Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)

Very funny. Shows just how hopeless some men are at changing babies!

Brazil
Brazil(1985)
½

Scary look at the future. The film isn't scary, it's not a horror, it's a black comedy from the originally-American Python, Terry Gilliam, and is pretty funny, but does convey worrying ideas to the future of cities and I suppose, the world.

The Good Girl
½

Not much to say really apart from Jennifer Aniston has an affair with disturbed Jake Gyllenhaal, though she is married. And who's baby was it?? And Mr Pendanski strips off...

Tarzan
Tarzan(1999)

Not one of Disney's best, but enjoyable enough.

Clueless
Clueless(1995)

High school chick flick.

Two Weeks Notice

Sounded better than it was. Saw it in the cinema after begging my parents to take me; and was severely let down.

Jurassic Park III

Not as good as the first two, but terrifying in the cinema!

Sister Act
Sister Act(1992)

Finally finished this a while ago and it is really funny. Whoopi Goldberg is perfect as the un-wannabe nun and with never-failing Maggie Smith as the Mother Superior.

40 Days and 40 Nights

Definately a movie for the lads that can think of nothing but women. Not much more substance than that. Josh Hartnett and his mates should have been present at the Sex Addicts meeting in Blades of Glory. Or his character anyway.

Some Like It Hot

Ancient, but still really funny and the fact that it is probably one of the first cross-dressing films ever made makes it even better! Lemmon and Curtis make very funny women and Monroe is just the pretty but quite naive blonde. A true classic. Some really do like it hot.

Along Came Polly
½

Not as bad as I thought, but not a masterpiece either.

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

With almost the entire Frat Pack as rival news teams, this was gonna be funny. Featuring Will Ferrell(obviously), Steve Carell, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson as career-obsessed anchormen who will do anything to their rivals to get the big story.

The Bourne Identity

Explosive action thriller with tiring car chases and fight sequences. JB - Jason Bourne, James Bond. Like Bond, Bourne certainly also seems to have a Licence to Kill, as far as he knows...

This Sporting Life
½

It's strange to see Dumbledore/Marcus Aurelius shouting and screaming cos he's normally so quiet and gentle. But this was nearly 40 years before...

The Fox and the Hound

Not the most classic of Disney films but fun for the young.

Little Man
Little Man(2006)

OMG what is happening to modern films? Pretty much absolute rubbish!

Cinderella
Cinderella(1950)
½

A Disney classic that's more enjoyable when you're young and one of the disneys that I grew up with.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It used to really scare me, when I thought the Queen looks up as a witch and says 'boo' (which it turns out she does no such thing) but I was only about three or four. I would throw a tantrum if I saw the video case. It is a very good film that revolutionised the cinema we know today by being one of the very first colour movies.

Aladdin
Aladdin(1992)

Not as good as I expected but hey, its Disney.

The Bourne Supremacy
½

Not quite as good as Identity is quite repetitive as they are constantly looking for Bourne all the time and gets a bit boring but there is one heck of a car chase at the end.

Charlotte's Web

Pretty close to the book with a really well-trained cast of animals and good sfx for Charlotte.

Alice in Wonderland
½

Better for the kids but still enjoyable.

The Aristocats
½

One of Disney's most well-loved and rightly so.

Evan Almighty

Great, really funny and I personally prefer it to Bruce.

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot(2000)

Feel-good British movie.

Taxi
Taxi(2004)

Fast-paced comedy. My favourite bit was the laughing gas. Ha ha ha your car is on fire. Ha ha ha it just exploded!

Resident Evil
½

Zombie movie without too much gore, which is good.

Hairspray
Hairspray(2007)
½

Great cast, great story, great songs. Combats two big problems of the present - racism and bullying over weight. Hopefully it will open the eyes of those bullies and let them look inside the person rather than judge the book by its cover. John Travolta makes a pretty good woman!

Wayne's World

Pretty funny spoof-like movie.

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls(2006)
½

Lots of songs and a well-deserved Oscar for Jennifer Hudson.

Mission: Impossible III
½

My favourite M:I is still #2.No as enjoyable as that one, but still with good action and stunts.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan(1953)
½

One of Disney's most well-loved animations - an adaptation of J.M. Barrie's book. It used to make me wish I could fly.

Bambi
Bambi(1942)
½

7 years after I started it, I've finally finished it. One of Disney's earliest - and most well-loved - gems.

Snow Cake
Snow Cake(2006)
½

Lovely film - Sigourney Weaver should have got an Oscar nomination at least - she nailed autism. I do wish it was longer, because I felt bit sad it was over as you would if you'd waited just over a year to see it!

Groundhog Day
½

Though the concept sounds repetitive and boring, this film is far from uninteresting as Bill Murray uses his neverending day to pursue different things.

Bugsy Malone
Bugsy Malone(1976)

Superb childrens' musical. If only real gangsters' guns shot ice cream instead of bullets.

The Secret Garden

Pretty sure I saw this at one point but ages ago and can't remember it

Garden State
Garden State(2004)
½

It ws Ok, quite a lot of talking with nothing else going on made it a bit confusing but otherwise it was good enough.

The Sixth Sense
½

Really good, really thrilling with an unexpected and heartbreaking twist at the end.

The Simpsons Movie

Never really watched the TV show but I have to admit this was great; really funny.

Intolerable Cruelty

Missed the first 15 mins and I actually lost the plot and didn't understand what was going on or why towards the end.

My Best Friend's Wedding

A stylish romcom with Julia Roberts playing a selfish b***h who eventually sees sense and does what is right :]

The Core
The Core(2003)
½

Good sfx but I'm not sure how scientifically or politically correct it is.

Hud
Hud(1963)
½

Very good western with Butch Cassidy himself, Paul Newman.

Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources)
½

Slightly preferred this to the first, 'Jean de Florette' - both are so beautiful and brilliantly cast.

Jean De Florette

A beautiful film, but I seemed to prefer the sequel, 'Manon des Sources'. The french really do seem to make some outstanding movies, 'Jean de Florette', 'Manon des Sources' and 'Amelie', for example, are the ones I've seen and they're great!

A Little Princess

A bit sad in parts, but beautiful.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
½

The latest installment certainly doesn't let the franchise down with action, best performances so far and is able to be enjoyed by fans of the books and those who haven't read them. Something for everyone, a snog, fighting and action, jump-out-of-your-seat moments, a bit of blood, humour. Except nothing for devoted Quidditch fans.

Cats: The Musical

Great film of a great musical, one of the first DVDs I bought, just before the stage show closed down. Features some of the most beautiful and memorable songs ever written.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

The best of the set for action, thrill and enjoyment.

Brokeback Mountain

This film is odd and embarassing and I found it kinda boring. When I think of it, it reminds me of what dogs leave behind.

101 Dalmatians

A Disney classic that I haven't seen for ages, but I remember enjoying it.

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men)
½

11 say he's guilty, one is not sure > time, talking > 12 Stressy Men > time, yelling > 12 Angry Men > time, insulting > 12 Extremelly Angry Men > 12 happy men who agree on the result. Finally. Men!

The Sting
The Sting(1973)
½

Ye old con men are at it again, just different actors and characters but basically the same story - trying to get money through cheating. George Roy Hill, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reteam after the brilliant 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' was a success.

Amélie
Amélie(2001)
½

Beautiful film, often funny, that covers almost all aspects of lonely Amelie's life from her suicidal goldfish, mother's death by someone commiting suicide and her nonexistent love life with a feel good ending.

The Elephant Man
½

A deformed man whose mother was attacked by an elephant during pregnancy goes from the main attraction of a freak show to a respectable member of society with the help of a doctor. A fantastic film that is held even higher by dazzling, Oscar-worthy performances of Anthony Hopkins as Frederick Treves and John Hurt as deformed John Merrick, the titular 'Elephant Man' and the superb make-up.

Stand by Me
Stand by Me(1986)
½

Funny, sad, enjoyable, classic and memorable coming-of-age movie.

The African Queen
½

Though it takes a while to get going and get interesting, this is a beautiful feel-good love story.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
½

Better and funnier than the original.

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman(1990)
½

A nice feel-good film with a superb cast.

Road to Perdition

I haven't seen many gangster films and didn't see how they could really be good or have a story, but this one proves to me that they can be both. Do Tom Hanks and Paul Newman ever fail to mesmerise?

The King
The King(2006)
½

An man who has just been discharged from the navy starts an affair with a teenage girl with tragic consequences and an unexpected twist towards the end.

The Hustler
The Hustler(1961)
½

Paul Newman, excellent as always, leads a stellar cast in this cult classic about a pool hustler trying to make money.BEST LINE: 'One of the best indoor sports, feeling sorry for yourself. A sport enjoyed by all, especially the born losers.'

The Pursuit of Happyness
½

A feel-good true story that is perfectly cast, Will Smith deserving his Oscar nomination and son Jaden proves such fantastic young actor that hopefully he is looking to be at the start of a very good career in film.

Notes on a Scandal
½

Interesting idea but I haven't read the book. Both Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench deserved their Oscar nominations.

Gremlins
Gremlins(1984)

Don't know who thought this was scary, but it was really funny with several laugh-out-loud moments.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

When I saw this, I was doing that you-go-round-to-a-friends-house-and-the-other-three-want-to-see-this-movie-when-you-haven't-seen-the-first-and-don't-have-the-faintest-idea-what-is-going-on kind of thing. Wasn't a total let down, though it wasn't amazing either.

X-Men
X-Men(2000)
½

It was good enough, but I'm not a huge fan of comic book adaptations as I never read the books themselves, but it has a good cast and interesting plot.

Mission: Impossible 2

I thought this an improvement on the first, not as confusing except I never knew who was who what with those masks that everybody had of each other.

Children of Men
½

A bit let down by the ending and the birth scene was rather graphic, but a good cast, especially the always-superb Michael Caine keep the film interesting. It is adapted from P.D. James's book that is a very original idea that as a topic hasn't been covered much before.

The Last King of Scotland

WARNING: Not for squeamish people. There are some very shocking scenes, but it is a very good film, perfectly cast.

The Train
The Train(1965)
½

One man's attempts to save some priceless French paintings from being transported; by train funnily enough; to Germany during the war. I dread to think how much money this film must have cost - no SFX in those days and if you smash up a real steam train you can't just say 'Sorry, that wasn't right. Can we do it again please?'

The Scarlet Pimpernel
½

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a mysterious man who saves people from the guillotine, but the French government are on his trail... I'd heard about it before so watched it on tv, though with some funny bits I suppose, it's not stood the test of time as much as others around the same time.

Heaven Can Wait
½

A beautifully told love story.

Cinderella Man

Not a huge fan of boxing, but I think Russell Crowe executes his fight scenes with perfection. It also shows the horror of living during the depression, as the family started off wealthy and ended up in slums which was probably very true for some families.

Stranger Than Fiction
½

A good idea for a story that is helped along by a great cast. I found it quite original because I haven't seen anything quite like it.

Take the Lead

A good cast make up for a slow movie that I personally never really got into properly.

Walk the Line

I'm not a diehard fan of Johnny Cash and don't know much about him, but this film has good music and a well-deserved Oscar-winning performance from Reese Witherspoon.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

A good sequel that follows so closely to the original that it might be a good idea to re-watch it so you don't have to think about why certain parts are important in this one. The SFX are truly breathtaking though.

Free Willy
Free Willy(1993)

A really sweet story of a lonely boy who sparks up a friendship with a captive killer whale.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
½

Very tastleless and racist but its a good laugh in places. *spoiler* I like the antique shop and OTT nude fight in the hotel, very funny!

Happy Gilmore
½

An enjoyable enough golf film that is sad at one point and happy at the end.

Five Easy Pieces
½

An enjoyable film but the outstanding performance of a young Jack Nicholson shows why he is one of the most well-loved and important actors in the history of moviemaking.

The Waterboy
The Waterboy(1998)
½

Better than it sounds, quite funny in places and a nice feel-good story.

Gladiator
Gladiator(2000)

Quite violent but one of my favourites. The music is wonderful, have both CDs and Russell Crowe deserved his Oscar.

The Bone Collector
½

Freaky - but true? Things like this can happen what with the psychopaths in the world keeping everyone else worried... as if it's fun or something?

Breakfast at Tiffany's

It may be an all-time classic but at times I found it hard to follow, but the scene with the cat at the end was really sweet - and now I want a cat.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
½

Only seen it on stage once because I've seen this so many times that Donny Osmond is irreplaceable as Joseph and nobody else does it for me. Enjoy this version way more.

Diamonds Are Forever
½

Sean Connery's last and probably worst, even if it isn't total cr*p.

The Lion King

This movie is so sad, *spoiler* when Mufasa died and Simba was looking for him then ran into the brambles, it affected me so bad. Then when he finds Timon and Pumbaa and Nala it makes you feel better until he follows his father's voice, falls out with Nala and returns to a burning Pride Rock. I'd forgotten how good this, one of Disney's most beloved classics, was.

The Railway Children

A children's classic for all to see. I saw Jenny Agutter in the London West-End version of Peter Shaffer's 'Equus' recently. She looks alot younger here!

Bananas
Bananas(1971)

Brilliant - really funny. Wacky, stupid and pointless - but very funny. Also - there are no bananas in it.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Saw some of it during an overnight train journey in China - the bamboo fighting bit.

Pete's Dragon

I love this film! Rented it years ago and didn't stop watching it for a week. Probably one of the lesser-known Disney classics and Candle on the Water' is a beautiful song.

Signs
Signs(2002)
½

WARNING: Not Suitable for Gullible People

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Its very funny, if a little rude.

Million Dollar Baby

A tragic story of a girl who realises her dream but ultimately pays for it in the end. Well worth its Oscars and believable, if brutal, boxing scenes, it sticks to its point and doesn't leave it until the end.

Flushed Away
Flushed Away(2006)

Really funny! I love Aardman because they brought us the immortal Wallace and Gromit! I was ready for a let-down and, though not as good as Wallace and Gromit's outings, it packs in some laughs and slapstick.

Miss Potter
Miss Potter(2007)

A good film for Beatrix Potter fans because the pictures of her drawings brought back memories, but I'm not sure how much of the fact is right because these biography films never seem to be 100% true, but it's worth a watch.

Angela's Ashes

Quite a sad tale because many die but a really good, enjoyable movie with surprisingly good acting from especially such young stars, but the adults keep it believeble too.

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
½

A widower travels to America and attempts to grant the last wish or a road accident victim - to meet a childhood friend at Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. Not a particuarly exciting or excellent film, but Robert Carlyle once again does it perfectly. As always.

Pride and Prejudice

A good adaptation I believe but I haven't read the book yet.

All the President's Men

The story of how two journalists brought down a president. A must-see.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
½

Wouldn't say it was quite as good as the others - some funny gags but didn't have much of a story.

Legally Blonde
½

It was OK, a bit more of a chick-flick than anything else.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Really not as good as some of Burton's other stuff, such as Charlie and Edward Scissorhands, but not as bad as Big Fish.

The Ice Storm

Quite good, quite sad at the end, but not as strange as Brokeback Mountain.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)
½

I felt this went on a bit long and it got boring but the SFX were probably the best I've ever seen, you could not tell where reality ended and CGI began.

The Piano
The Piano(1993)

A good film with a lovely score about a mute Scottish woman who uses her piano instead of a voice. She encounters several obstacles on the way including losing her finger and several graphic sex scenes.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)
½

Bit confusing, probably cos I haven't seen the first one since it was in the cinema.

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)

Much better than I remember it being. The history is apparently cr*p but the film is really good. Best Line: 'They may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!'

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
½

Hilarious in parts, excels on the first one.

Back to the Future Part III

Just as good as the others... back to the wild, wild west!

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

Good sfx, there was quite a lot of crying but also humorous in parts.

Back to the Future
½

A fantastic name with a great story. Micheal J. Fox excels as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd backs him all the way as the loveable Doc.

Back to the Future Part II

A bit repetitive in places but a good laugh nevertheless.

The Rugrats Movie

Don't remember much except my mum and I were the only people in the entire cinema...

Sky High
Sky High(2005)
½

A good family film that you just have to hold yourself back shouting 'that would never happen!'

Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia(2001)

Lots of sexy time!

Speed
Speed(1994)
½

Ha. Funny. On the edge of your seat as soon as Keanu Reeves gets on the bus, right to the end. The acting is as amazing as the film.

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins(1964)

An all-time classic that everybody must see.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

I was quite surprised beacuse I didn't think I would understand this that well, but it is far less complicated and easier to follow than Memento!

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Not quite in the league of Rain Man or Snow Cake, but good acting and a good story keep this enjoyable film together.

You, Me and Dupree
½

It was ok but the only bit that really made me laugh was *spoiler* when Dupree smashes head first into a car and gets up and cycles off with a broken bike as if nothing happened.

Grease
Grease(1978)
½

Very good, much better than I thought it would be, the damn songs wouldn't leave me for hours!

Lord of the Flies

Got sick of the soundtrack very quickly, don't watch unless you have to.

The Dukes of Hazzard
½

Saw some in English, like, 20 mins and it was ok.

Kingdom of Heaven

Watching it at school and its by no way on the same league as Gladiator...

Romeo and Juliet
½

A bit old, but the story is the same as it will always be. Obviously. Watched it at school.

Driving Lessons
½

A bit strange in places, but a touching film, strange to see Ron and Mrs Weasley outside Harry Potter, especially when they're swearing at each other!

The Little Mermaid

Achieves a well-deserving title of a 'Disney classic.'

Bridget Jones's Diary

I love these films! I can watch them anytime, anywhere! RECOMMENDED

Bend It like Beckham
½

Not really that into football. It's a good film, but not really on that interests me though, but I have seen it at school many times.

Miracle on 34th Street

It was a really sweet film and Mara Wilson was outstanding seeing how young she was. Most others acting at that age were like plastic, but not her. Richard Attenborough is also great.

Blades of Glory

Very funny, very slapstick, strange to see how two enemies can become best friends, but it show with the right effort, it can. Its the sort of stereotypical stupid behaviour film you can expect of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

The History Boys
½

Saw an advert and it sounded funny but there seemed to be more laughs in the advert than the movie...

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)

A bit slow at times, but I like the bit at the end where he really crashes the wedding!

Chocolat
Chocolat(2000)

A nice romantic film, though the scenes of melted chocolate made me annoyed because they looked so yummy

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
½

Took a while to understand wo was who and what was happening where at the beginning but it soon got really funny.

Airplane!
Airplane!(1980)

Quite funny though not as funny as I expected.

Elizabethtown
½

You know, continues the classis chick flick streucture: Boy sees girl. Boy soon falls in love with girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Boy and girl sleep together. Girl leaves. Boy, heartbroken, tries to find her again. Boy and girl live happily ever after.

Mission: Impossible
½

A bit strange and confusing... but good action sequences.

Amazing Grace

Very well-done. Seems to go on for ages, but is a good film about a good person. Quite funny in places too. Would have been easier to concentrate if some brat down the front ould have stopped coughing/vomiting down the front. Lol.

Little Miss Sunshine

Funny and sad with good acting.

The Village
The Village(2004)

Better than I thought it would be, not really scary, but an unexpected twist at the end.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Weird and pretty awful. Children and Meryl Streep were good. Full stop.

Kangaroo Jack

Was told it was hilarious - went to see it, cinema had it all skew-whiff and it was total cr*p

American Pie 2

Same as the first; embarassing, amusing and disgusting. But fun.

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

Embarassing, amusing and in places rather disgusting.

Cars
Cars(2006)

I LOVED this film. It is just a s good as Toy Story. The humour is for adults and children. The beginning crash and the tractor scene are the best...! Best line: MATER: He did WHAT is his cup (PISton Cup) I LOVE LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S MATER!

The Devil Wears Prada

Better than I thought it would be, fun to watch with good acting.

Click
Click(2006)

Way funnier than I expected it to be

Dad's Army
Dad's Army(2016)

Very funny in places, but from the small bits of the TV series I have seen, its not quite as good.

Lawrence of Arabia
½

A huge film - nearly four hours long - takes time to find somewhere where you can watch it, but after the first quarter of an hour it becomes a masterpiece of cinema and fully worth it.

Men in Black
Men in Black(1997)
½

I saw this in the cinema aged 6, it terrified me and I hated it!

Stuart Little
½

I seem to remember I enjoyed it butits been a while since I saw it.

Shaun of the Dead
½

Really not as good as I expected, some small humour at the beginning, the rest just rather pointless, painful and disgusting violence. Hot Fuzz is sooo much better.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Such and improvement on Shaun of the Dead - don't miss it! Shows that British cinema does not only produce cr*p compared to the US we do make some great movies - GO BRITAIN! Though I'm still in pain from the bit at the end with the model church spire! OW

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Nowhere near the standard of the others... but George Lazenby is better than I thought he would be.

Out of Africa

A beautiful love story.

You Only Live Twice
½

It was fun and, like the others, quite funny.

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Very good film with good acting and Scarlett Johansson is good with a British accent.

A Few Good Men

Sounds really serious but is actually guite funny! It has good acting and a good storyline that will keep you hooked...

Casablanca
Casablanca(1942)

Very good, barely dated at all, but some places it can be a bit long and boring. It is obvious why it is a landmark classic.

The Shawshank Redemption

A really good movie with good acting about a wrongly accused prisoner who finds happiness in times of pain through books, education, projects and friendship and his life eventually gets back happy and on track :)

Thunderball
Thunderball(1965)

Thrilling, entertaining and amusing.

Goldfinger
Goldfinger(1964)
½

From this point on Bond seems to mix humour with action scenes which makes everything better. One of the best of Bond.

Heartbreakers

Good idea but can be a bit slow, although other bits are great!

The Queen
The Queen(2006)
½

Brilliant film that is actuallu surprisingly funny with brilliant acting - Helen Mirren deserves all the awards she receives.

50 First Dates
½

It was enjoyable enough with good acting.

Constantine
Constantine(2005)

Not as good as I hoped it would be.

Scary Movie 4

Just as naff as the others but quite funny in places.

V for Vendetta

I really enjoyed it when I didn't think I would because it was a good movie with a good story and good acting.

Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

An excellent film. Sigourney Weaver can be really scary when she wants to!

Something's Gotta Give
½

It was OK, funny, embarassing, the norm.

School of Rock
½

Not as good as I thought, quite embarassing, but worth a watch even if its only worth one.

Scary Movie 3

Funny when the guy screams like a girl at the end, but rather naff elsewhere.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)
½

Quite good and funny, is just like my school life

Notting Hill
Notting Hill(1999)
½

Not as good as Love Actually, it is quite boring, though funny in parts.

The Green Mile

A brilliant movie that is powerful and has the power to shock, sadden and amuse. A must see.

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Better than I thought it would be and a couple of gags along the way. the acting is mostly good and though apparently it is nohing like the book (I was told to wqtch the film without reading the book) it was fun to watch.

Eragon
Eragon(2006)

If you have read and enjoyed the book and don't want it spoilt - don't see the film. It is different and at times can be very confusing (I mean, Saphira has FEATHERS!?). If you like action films and have not read the book, you will enjoy it. This should have been better. Way better.

Lost in Space

OMG this was so rubbish I can hardly remember any of it and it is definately not for younger children because when I saw it in the cinema at 7 it scared the hell out of me. Who cares if the girl from Mean Girls is in it?

Dr. No
Dr. No(1962)
½

Not as good as more modern ones, even the Roger Moore ones, which I prefered and less humour than later ones.

Blazing Saddles

I watched it again recently and had seriously forgotten how funny it was!

Zoolander
Zoolander(2001)
½

I had heard alot about this film and decided to check it out and picked it up in a sale for £5. It was good, and funny but not utterly hilarious.

Night at the Museum

This was funnier than I expected, I liked the t-dog (see it and you MAY understand) but also Owen Wilson's Jed was funny fighting poor old Octavius. And it was nice to see Dick Van Dyke again over 40 years since Mary Poppins, even though he played the bad guy :(

Superman II
Superman II(1981)

I haven't seen the original, but seeing this before Superman Returns was a good move, seeing as Returns follows on from this...

Meet the Parents

Funny and embarassing and incredibly nutty.

Mighty Joe Young

Saw this in the cinema and I think it almost made me cry, so sad at the beginning, so happy at the end.

Doctor Zhivago

It may be long, but it makes up for its 3 hours with good acting, a good story and Julie Christie at her best (apart from Finding Neverland).

About Schmidt

My parents bought the DVD a few years ago after hearing it was good but warned me they were disappointed. And so was I. I don't know where the comments on the box of 'hilarious' came from because it really was ot that funny. Jack Nicholson is always good, but his character in this is much like his one in 'As Good As It Gets' (an overall funnier and much better movie) except that he is more aware of other people in this movie as shown by his sponsoring of a child. It is more sad than happy because his wife dies and he has to give away his daughter to someone he doesn't think much of.

Johnny English

Very funny and embarassing but Rowan Atkinson is great. This si the type of movie that has clues to James Bond all over it, mimicking Roger Moore throwing the hat on the stand and Agent One throwing his coat. This film wouldn't exist without a certain Agent 007.

Die Another Day

I saw it exactly a month before my 12th birthday and it was a 12 certificate, but it was my first Bond and I prefered the World is not Enough a few months later.

Moonraker
Moonraker(1979)
½

I know its meant to be one of, if not the worst Bond, but despite its lack of much plot, it is amusing in places.

Top Gun
Top Gun(1986)

Good film! Much better than I thought it was, though sad at one bit and I like the title song.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)

Don't remember much, just that I wasn't 100% impressed

Annie Hall
Annie Hall(1977)

It is good, if a bit confusing at times as to why Alvy is talking to the camera all the time, but it is also quite funny.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Why not give it five, it's a lovely film.

The Full Monty

Soooooo hilarious and a great British film!! I knew I was going to love it the moment '25 years later' came onto the screen. And guess what? I did. Don't miss it.

Sense and Sensibility

It may be adapted from an ancient novel, but its still enjoyable with good acting and Emma Thompson won an oscar for the screenplay.

The World Is Not Enough
½

Not as good as I remember it to be, but its still enjoyable enough, with dangerous helicopters and flash vehicles and all that.

Memento
Memento(2000)
½

You have to focus to understand this film and you may be tired out at the end for having to concentrate so hard to remember what may have happened before and after. It is one of those films that seems to take two steps forward, one step back.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

The story is not as good this time round - that gets 2 stars but what makes this film so good is its humour! It is so funny and has been seriously put down by critics.

High School Musical
½

It was enjoyable enough.

Mrs. Henderson Presents

A thought-provoking and one time tragic film that has a meaning.

Calendar Girls

This is a really good movie, really makes you think and also admire the women who have raised so much money for Leukaemia Research Fund and in the future their help could save many lives.

Wedding Crashers

I enjoyed it, except it was strange to hear Lightning McQueen's voice coming out of Owen Wilson... that is the character I will always remember him for because I luuurrrve Cars!

My Super Ex-Girlfriend
½

Quite good, good acting and its quite funny... and a happy ending... ahhh. If you want the best out of Ivan Reitman however, look no further than Ghostbusters.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Serious;y forgotten how good this movie is until i saw it again on tv last night! I can't get over how much Johnny Depp suits that character. 'At Worlds End ' anyone?

The Spy Who Loved Me

A very good James Bond yet again. I really don't like Jaws and his metal teeth, but Bond has many ways he can upset him through hem hehehe...

For Your Eyes Only

A very good and enjoyable film with amazing stunts and cracking skiing.

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Hilarious at parts but the gags not as frequent as in the Holy Grail, the best of Python, but still a classic.

The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
½

I quite enjoyed this film. It was sweet to see Ariel and Eric now have a daughter and the film was enjoyable with her running off doing absolutely everything she was told not to. As they do.

The Italian Job
½

Amazing film and so funny too!

Land Before Time VI: Secret of Saurus Rock

Can't remember much except that I saw the first six LBT movies.

Bowling for Columbine

This is a very interesting and detailed documantary about guns in the US - including the Columbine School shootings and Buell Elementary - serious stuff with hilarious breaks into totally-unnecessary-but-funny cartoons, as they should be.

The Land Before Time

This film used to make me cry soooooooooo much and then at the end I was happy. It is such a heartbreaking story.

Beauty & the Beast
½

I used to be terrified of the middle bit with the rose when I was little, but this is still a good film.

Matilda
Matilda(1996)

Enjoyable and heartwarming at the end.

The Princess Diaries

I liked this because it was an enjoyable film with good acting and nice to see Julie Andrews in something again!

United 93
United 93(2006)
½

A very good movie but horrifying to think it's all true.

Bruce Almighty
½

Ok, a good story and not too much overreacting from Jim Carrey!

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

The action and special effects are good, and its still an amazing film, even though its seven years old.

Final Destination 2

Only seen some but not at the mo as good as 3

Final Destination

Not as good as I thought it would be after 3 but it was ok. Seann W. Scott's death was disgusting!!

Casino Royale

Hilarious in parts and painful in others the best bit is the unimanginably-Bond-survived car flip crash. DANIEL CRAIG IS A GOOD BOND DON'T DISS HIM!!

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

It's really good - the acting is fantastic and the story of two people growing up together through good and bad times is really heartwarming until it starts to get heartbreakingly sad.

As Good as It Gets

V. funny but quite weird. Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding Jr and of course the dog do great performances.

Phone Booth
Phone Booth(2003)
½

Saw it in english. It was rather boring.

The Matrix Revisited

A fantastic documentary - I wish more films would have one of these!!!

The Lake House
½

A bit confusing but its sooooo romantic! (And quite sad in parts)

Hide and Seek

It was ok and the ending is a bit surprising. Dakota Fanning is excellent as usual.

Cursed
Cursed(2005)

Quite good but a bit boring.

Final Destination 3

Hadn't seen the firsat two but this was really good! It was funny because at the Hallowe'en party nobody had seen it and we were all trying to guess how they died! (We got most wrong)

The Aviator
The Aviator(2004)

I hate this film. It is really boring and rubbish! I would rather remember Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic!

World Trade Center

A brilliantly done masterpiece - as soon as you see the shadow of a plane go over the buildings, you know it is going to be tough. And it is. This movie is painful and emotional, it shows you the worst in people, but also the best. It is dedicated to the memory of all those who died and isvery respectful so it is not some money-making scam.

The Matrix Reloaded

Brilliant! The special effects are fantastic and the romance between Neo and Trinity is so sweet!

The Matrix Revolutions
½

Not as good as Reloaded and with less of Neo and Trinity the SFX are amazing and a good (if sad) ending.

Broken Flowers

What the hell was this all about? Thought it sounded good because it had Bill Murray in it but it was cr*p! My friends and I didn't understand a word of it! I would rather have remembered Murray for flick such as Ghostbusters and Lost In Translation!

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Not as good as it's meant to be, Love Actually is still more watchable.

Troy
Troy(2004)

It was really bad. If you want violence and action, but above all a good movie, watch Gladiator instead.

Crash
Crash(2004)

Very good and thought provoking. There may be many people to keep up with and it may be confusing in places but it's worth it in the end.

Stuck on You
Stuck on You(2003)
½

This was a let down. Not as good as it sounded. I am still confused how Greg Kinnear's character could shag a girl behind a curtian while his siamese twin sat slumped outside it. It was bad.

Big Fish
Big Fish(2003)

Huh? Lost here! The worst Tim Burton movie I have seen. Why do this? Charlie and Edward Scissorhands were so good!

Eight Legged Freaks
½

I don't like spiders.

Anastasia
Anastasia(1997)

When I saw this with my nursery, the girl behind me was crying with terror. I wasn't too fussed. Sadly, I feel it is one of Disney's few bad eggs - I hope it doesn't get remembered in the leagues of all the Pixar films and Cinderella and classics like that...

Crocodile Dundee
½

Not as good as I thought it was going to be. Best line: 'That's not a knife. THIS is a knife!' (holds up a machete)

House of Flying Daggers
½

Only saw some on the overnight train in China fro, Xi'an to Beijing... it was pretty good that bamboo scene even if it was in a completely different language with English subtitles!

The Da Vinci Code

I hadn't read the book but understood and enjoyed it perfectly! I am now reading the book and it is one of the best I have ever read!

Kramer vs. Kramer

May be old but it's not lost its charm. The acting is fab and the story is heartbreaking in places.

The Lord of the Rings

Can't remember much except walking out of the cinema thinking 'what the hell was all that about?'

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Not NEARLY as good as I expected it to be. Jim Carrey was not oo over-the-top and Kate Winslet is good too.

Jeepers Creepers 2
½

When I saw this, I was doing that you-go-round-to-a-friends-house-and-the-other-three-want-to-see-this-movie-when-you-haven't-seen-the-first-and-don't-have-the-faintest-idea-what-is-going-on kind of thing. Wasn't a total let down, though it wasn't amazing either.

Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde

When I saw this, I was doing that you-go-round-to-a-friends-house-and-the-other-three-want-to-see-this-movie-when-you-haven't-seen-the-first-and-don't-have-the-faintest-idea-what-is-going-on kind of thing. Wasn't a total let down, though it wasn't amazing either.

Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It(2005)
½

Fell asleep watching this on a plane home from China.

Garfield - The Movie

Come on it's not that bad! *small voice* but not that good either...

101 Dalmatians

Don't think I saw all of it, most of it maybe, but not all...

Fun With Dick and Jane

Saw it on a plane to China. It was OK but a little boring.

King Arthur
King Arthur(2004)

The only good thing about this is the good acting from Kiera Knightley, Clive Owen and Ioan Gruffudd.

The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving

Another Land Before Time sequel I can't really remember.

The Crucible
The Crucible(1996)

What the hell? Not bad but a strange true story. Winona Ryder isn't quite as good as she was in Edward Scissorhands.

The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
½

Can't really remember this one - used to be a real cry-baby when Littlefoot's mother died in the original! I have seen most of the sequels but I can only remember small bits of a couple.

View from the Top

I know it's meant to be sh*te but it's not that bad.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
½

It was good but if you want to see Russell Crowe being fantastic, look no further than the incredible 'Gladiator'!

Rain Man
Rain Man(1988)

One of the best movies I've ever seen, both main actors are brilliant - if I didn't know Dustin Hoffman was an actor, I would fall for his autistic behaviour and think he really suffered from it! Tom Cruise deserved more credit.

Holes
Holes(2003)
½

It stuck reasonably close to the amazing book, though as most adaptations, was not quite as good.

The Prince of Egypt

Reminds me of what dogs tend to leave lying on the street.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
½

Very good, but not outstanding. It is very witty - with frequent one-liners and 'Raindrops Are Fallin' On My Head' is a classic song. All the acting is brilliant and Paul Newman (if it was him) was very good doing stunts on his bike.

The Wizard of Oz

This film has barely dated.. In some places you can see the join between wall and floor but Judy Garland is so good and so beautiful and the others are so convincing, it more than makes up for it. This is classic viewing for everybody alive.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
½

A good sequel. I like the young Kiara, Kovu and Vitani. She's sweet.

Fantasia
Fantasia(1940)

The monster bit at the end used to terrify me but it's not as scary as I once thought. My favourite bit is the colourful unicorns.

Beauty and the Beast

The part where the beast catches Belle used to terrify me - I always fast-forwarded it! Sad I know, but this is a sweet movie.

Monsters, Inc.

Fun, but still not quite in the league of Toy Story.

The Emperor's New Groove

Looked funny but was rather boring with not half of the gags I expected.

Monster House
½

Better than I thought. The animation is excellent, but the story is strange and mad.

Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
½

The original sketches are better, even though the 'How not to be seen' should be a classic!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Very enjoyable, this is a must-see really cool film!

Daddy Day Care

Not as good as I expected it to be, but the children act well.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

It's a good flm, but strays a long way from the book.

The Day After Tomorrow
½

Ok, brilliant special effects

Clockwise
Clockwise(1986)
½

Not John Cleese's best, but it's still very good.

Raise Your Voice

Not fantastic, but not bad either.

Wimbledon
Wimbledon(2004)
½

It's alright. Quite fun but not fantastic.

Love Actually

A feel good movie, one for those more boring free time spots

Jumanji
Jumanji(1995)
½

I saw some by turning on the TV, but it was a scary bit and I didn't know what was happening when I was young, but now it's just an ok but strange film.

Superman Returns
½

It's ok, the ending is sweet, Superman finds out a terrible (or lovely for him) truth about Lois Lane's 5 year old son who she thinks is her partner's son, 5 years after he disappeared after Superman 2.

Edward Scissorhands
½

A lot better than I thought it would be, this is a beautiful and emotional film made outstanding by performances from Johnny Depp, Winona Rider and Tim Burton.

Ice Age
Ice Age(2002)

Not as good as I expected. Scrat is funny though.

Hercules
Hercules(1997)

I think i've only seen some of it but it was a bit strange.

Team America: World Police

Weird. Puppets bleeding. Puppets having sex. Watch Thunderbirds again instead.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)
½

Hilarious in parts but quite boring and predictable in others. Donkey rules.

Romeo + Juliet
½

Good adaptation makes the classic Shakespeare play easier to understand for all us modern-day peeps.

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor(2001)
½

What I saw was boring so I watched an interesting doc on Anne Frank instead.

Lost In Translation

Has a terrible ending and is a rather strange film.

The Hours
The Hours(2002)

Very strange and confusing.

Gandhi
Gandhi(1982)

A magnificent performance from Ben Kingsley lightens up this touching film.

A Fish Called Wanda
½

This is hilarious. WATCH IT.

Apollo 13
Apollo 13(1995)
½

This is an amazing movie.

Amadeus
Amadeus(1984)

This was way better than it sounds!

Bewitched
Bewitched(2005)

Quite boring, not recommended. Go watch Toy Story instead.

Down With Love

Bought it on a sale thinking it sounded good but I was a bit let down. Good acting, bad story.

Meet the Fockers
½

Quite funny, mainly embarassing

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A load of boring pants

Freaky Friday

It was OK, a bit wacky and stupid. The acting was good.

Jurassic Park

This is really scary for first-time viewers, but a great movie! An ultimate classic.

2010
2010(1984)

Better than 2001 but none of that LSD-trip-without-LSD special effect.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The whale bit was so funny; the story of a bypass is strange but a good invention. This is a very funny movie.

Raising Helen

This had a touching story. It was very sad and the children acted very well for their age.

Metropolis
Metropolis(1927)
½

Old, silent and black and white - rubbish, right? Not this brilliant sci-fi flick!

Finding Neverland

Amazing and deeply emotional.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

For once the sequel excels the original. My first '15' rated film I saw in the cinema - I was 13 haha!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Was superb at the time and still is, though it has dated a bit.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Saw it three times, am a huge fan of Star Wars.

Rat Race
Rat Race(2001)

Very strange but ultimately hilarious.

Dumbo
Dumbo(1941)

The classic talent of Disney at work.

Mulan
Mulan(1998)

One of the best movies to date and one of my favourite of all time. I took my talking Mushu to China and have a photo of him in Tiananamen Square!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

My favourite Harry Potter film until the Goblet of Fire came onto our screens.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A perfect piece of comedy - as funny as Monty Python - it deserved more Oscars! This is the funniest thing Aardman and W&G have ever done, let's hope it's not the last!

Wallace & Gromit: The First Three Adventures

Cracking films Gromit! The Wrong Trousers is the best, I like A Grand Day Out, but the characters don't look the way we know them!

Mansfield Park
½

A long time since I saw this on TV and got the dvd for my mum's birthday.

Twister
Twister(1996)

Special effects a bit dated but the science is good and the film very enjoyable!

The Jungle Book
½

I used to love this as a kid, but I've grown out of it a bit.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

I enjoyed this, but nobody seems to agree!

Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest(1999)
½

I really enjoyed this. It was funny, strange and different.

Ghostbusters 2

Though not as good as the original, there is still fun in this movie.

Ghostbusters (1984 Original)
½

I love this sci-fi spoof! May be old, but has not dated!

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)

It is very enjoyable but definately not on the same track as Toy Story or Finding Nemo...

Alien
Alien(1979)
½

Not scary at all. Just a good classic movie, though there wasn't much of the alien...

Ghost
Ghost(1990)

I saw this and it violence shocked me because I was 12 but then I hadn't watched films like Gladiator or Saving Private Ryan!

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)
½

Just as enjoyable as the flicks with our friends Woody and Buzz...

Jaws
Jaws(1975)
½

Classic in its own right. Not really scary, just gory in parts.

Memoirs of a Geisha

I got really bored and on the way to Beijing airport - there were many other films i wanted to watch but this movie wasted my time!

Mulan II
Mulan II(2003)

OK, but doesn't live up to the expectations of the first masterpiece.*spoiler* I'm glad Mulan and Shang get married.

Dr. Dolittle 2

Saw this at the cinema without seeing the first. Weird, but Eddie Murphy was good as always.

Gothika
Gothika(2003)

This film is weird and I found it freaky and uninteresting.

Pocahontas
Pocahontas(1995)

I used to love this film so much when I was 4 or 5, but cartoons ahve dated a bit for me now I'm 15.

The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement

It's good, I like Julie Andrews and I think Anne Hathaway is better with clothes on and with her usual accent.

The Producers

Saw some of this at 38000 feet back to Heathrow from Beijing and I kinda wanted to change channel or sleep.

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee(2006)

I saw this at 38000 feet! On the way to Beijing airport! And - the donkey made me laugh.

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

I liked this film, it was just about as good as the original. I feel these movies are SERIOUSLY underrated!

Chicago
Chicago(2002)

Wasn't as good as it was made out to be. Renee Zellweger is better in Bridget Jones.

Fantastic Four

Seriously underrated, I enjoyed this film!

Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs(2001)

Pretty funny, but not a comedy masterpiece.

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

Goot special effects, but apparently it's nothing like the book. The car chase is HILARIOUS!

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

Even better than the outstanding first one - alot brighter a bit more positive. |The same basic story. *spoiler* Woody gets kidnapped. Again. My, who's getting popular?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It was good, but not in the same league as 1, 2 and 4.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Complicated and boring though the main Orc being killed made me cheer.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

A CLASSIC MUST-SEE FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET! YOU HAVE NOT LIVED UNTIL YOU SEE THIS MOVIE MASTERPIECE!

Pride and Prejudice

I haven't read the book, so it was a bit confusing and boring.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I haven't read the books, so to me it was just as confusing and bad! The effects and make up are good though.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

It's good, I found it a bit hard to understand. I prefer the second one, 'Temple of Doom.'

The Sound of Music

An amazing cinematic achievement! This generation will not experience it because it is a musical, which is not really true. It is a superb film.

Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures

These three are SO funny. Gromit is the best, one expression says a thousand words!

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)

Very funny, thugh doesn't live up to Wallace and Gromit's high standards. But hey, it's Aardman.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Used to be my fave Star Wars, when I first saw it, I was six and I was terrified by the rancor. *spoiler* I was so upset when DV died. He rules.

Saving Private Ryan

Covered in Spielberg genius from start to finish, it is a very good movie. Probably one of the best war films. Shame it was for my English media coursework even though I got an A*...

Aliens of the Deep

Very informatic and of course it's the work of Titanic master James Cameron

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

I enjoyed the bits with alien. It could have been made more exciting though with more on-screen chest-bursters...

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The first bit is like really boring but the parts with Darth Vader and the fight on Hoth are amazing!
'You killed my father!'
'No Luke. I am your father!'

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

One of the most impressive opening sequences EVER! An ultimate classic - the first three Star Wars movies are not to be missed! Darth Vader is the best...

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Very enjoyable, even without Darth Vader, nice to see Anakin finding a new love of his life other than his mum, but not as good as the classic originals.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Good, but not as exciting as the other five

Cheaper by the Dozen

Very enjoyable - I love their new house... why can't I get that job huh?

Hope Springs
Hope Springs(2003)

Very boring and I don't recommend it. The acting is good but the story goes on and on and on...

Munich
Munich(2005)

Very gory and bloody, but a good connection with the real events and of course still carries Spielberg magic

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Very good, all do very well apart from the girl who plays Veruca who can't act!

The Incredibles

Not as good as Toy Story by FAR saw it first in Germany with no subtitles!

A Cinderella Story

Good romance film, so unhappy the bad girl is called Fiona too :-(

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Quite funny, alright, as good as the first one

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Don't really like or understand this trilogy, well directed with good makeup. See some of my classmates behind to Orc (is that how you spell it) masks...

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

Excellent, very historically correct and the effects, backstage and acting are ACE

War of the Worlds

V. good special effects